University Pointe Student Housing

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University Pointe Student Housing


University Pointe Student Housing

Location: Portland, OR
General Contractor: Walsh Construction


American Campus Communities and Portland State University collaborated on the development of University Pointe, a new 16-story dorm facility built to house as many as 978 students.
Because of the unique rental arrangements the facility offers students, property managers have to be prepared to frequently re-key doors to the apartments, a potentially expensive proposition for American Campus.


American Direct helped American Campus incorporate Ingersoll Rand’s Schlage Programmable Electronic Deadbolts (SPED) when the product came onto the market midway through the project.
While the change order was complicated, it offered the client an affordable electronic access system that greatly improved the efficiency of managing the properties moving forward.
“Long term this system will bring American Campus a great cost savings in reducing management costs associated with re-keying every time a tenant moves out.”

Project Details

16-story complex on the city transit main line in the heart of Portland.


General Contractor: Walsh Construction

Welded Hollow Metal Doors and Frames: Ceco Door Products

Pre-Finished Steel Frames: Timely

Wood Doors: Lynden Door

Hinges, Architectural Trim: Ives

Locks, Trim, Exit Devices: Falcon

Locks, Trim, Electromagnetic Locks: Schlage

Mullions, Electric Strikes, Exit Devices, Trim, Power Supply, EPT: Von Duprin

Closers and Auto Operators: LCN

Overhead Stops: Glynn Johnson and ABH

Gasketing, Weatherstrip, Thresholds: National Guard Products

Door Management Alarm: Detex

Push Botton Switch: Reece, Inc.